Australia

Whether you’re Australian business looking to expand overseas or foreign investor setting up a business or subsidiary in Australia, you will be faced with a number of challenges.

Management must navigate a complex web of local tax laws including; income tax, indirect taxes and double tax treaties. In addition to these day to day compliance matters, broader tax issues will also arise such as thin capitalisation, transfer pricing and capital gains tax.  The penalties for non-compliance can be substantial.
Resolving these issues at the outset can lead to significant savings in the long term, from reduced taxation, avoiding penalties by ensuring compliance with local laws, making you aware of potential costs and eliminating delays in establishing the subsidiary.

Our international tax team possesses both local knowledge and extensive overseas experience.

William Buck is a member of Praxity, the world’s eighth largest accounting network.  Praxity participant firms are selected for their size, strength and leadership positioning with strategic geographic relevance.

Participating in Praxity allows William Buck access to an international selection of some of the best firms the world has to offer, with a choice of appropriate senior-level talent, genuine local reputation, expertise and knowledge.

Our tax team is comprised of experienced international tax specialists who understand the requirements of both the ATO and overseas regulatory bodies.

Our local knowledge combined with global affiliations allow us to understand and deal with the pressures faced when setting up an overseas subsidiary.

We take a commercial approach to identifying and addressing all issues before they arise, putting you in the best position to expand into the Australian market.

How we can help

  • Overseas Investment Strategies
  • Establishing a business overseas
  • Establishing a business In Australia
  • Tax effective business structures
  • Transfer pricing policies
  • Thin Capitalisation Rules
  • Repatriating profits
  • Cross border pricing policies
  • Liaising with the ATO
  • Income tax issues
  • Compliance reporting
  • Customs & indirect taxes
  • Australian Controlled Entity & Overseas Branch Rules

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